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ENUSZP16 0191 560x260IBM DB2 11.1 with BLU Acceleration,
the multiworkload database software for the next generation of database deployments
(IBM Announcement ENUSZP16-0191 - 12.04.2016)

IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is the transformation data platform for transactional and analytical workloads in the era of digital, cloud, and cognitive. It provides continuous availability of data to keep transactional and analytics operations at maximum efficiency. It ensures that access to data is not impacted by any planned or unplanned downtime. DB2 11.1 scales to new heights of performance by enabling its BLU Acceleration capability to be deployed across a massively parallel processing (MPP) network cluster architecture to improve response time. In addition, DB2 11.1 enhances the simplicity of pureScale deployments for transactional workloads and the administration of pureScale clusters. The native encryption feature is also enhanced to support the industry ISKLM standard for key management across the organization.


New sources of data. Leveraging all data. With the flexibility and simplicity of DB2, clients can deploy the software on-premises or on the cloud to use data from the next-generation type of applications, born-on-the-cloud applications, sensors, web, and mobile-based applications.

Actionable insight. Capture the time value of data. The dynamic, in-memory, column-organized table technology is designed to yield faster analytics from data warehousing without the costs or limits of in-memory only systems. It speeds analytics and reporting with a combination of in-memory and column store data retrieval, optimized use of CPU resources, and data skipping that enables faster input/output. It results in faster response time and quicker actions for the line of business.

New users, new buyers, and new ways of working. Providing insights everywhere. With DB2 business data is always available to keep your businesses up and running with DB2 pureScale clustering technology. It helps to ensure that your transaction processing is highly available and extremely scalable. DB2 pureScale technology is designed to avoid both planned and unplanned outages and ensure disaster recovery up to thousands of miles. This means virtually no costly downtime.

New economics. Lowering the barriers to new business models. With its different deployment options DB2 offers greater flexibility to extend the reach of the enterprise beyond the walls of the enterprise. Also, unlike other in-memory data store alternatives, DB2 11.1 with BLU Acceleration uses a dynamic, in-memory hybrid column-organized table approach that places only frequently used data in memory to accelerate queries. Thus, unnecessary data does not consume memory resources.

Transformative platform. Making the infrastructure adapt with your business. Businesses need to adapt their business processes to changing consumer behavior. Therefore, they need to eliminate barriers for their developers to innovate quickly and promptly to stay ahead of the competition. DB2, both on-premises and on the cloud, enables the same experience and features to help with transitions between on-premises and cloud business.

Take advantage of fast, reliable, affordable, and future-proof capabilities in five different packages. Access only the function you need. DB2 11.1 editions are tailored for your business needs by features, capacity, and cost.

In addition to the database server enhancements found in version 11, the associated tools (such as DB2 Performance Management Offering with Data Server Manager, DB2 Advanced Recovery Feature, and DB2 Connect) have also been enhanced to deliver additional capabilities and compatibility across the DB2 11.1 release.


DB2 Direct Standard Edition 11.1 and DB2 Direct Advanced Edition 11.1

DB2 Direct Standard Edition and DB2 Direct Advanced Edition introduce a set of new license metrics to facilitate hybrid cloud deployments. The DB2 Direct Editions deliver the same DB2 functions using a newly introduced simplified license metric, the Virtual Processor Core (VPC) sold as a monthly license charge. You can acquire the product directly online and have the option to deploy either on-premises or on cloud.

DB2 Direct Standard Edition encompasses all of the database features of DB2 Workgroup Server Edition. DB2 Direct Advanced Edition has all of the database features of DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition.

DB2 Connect 11.1

DB2 Connect 11.1 improves connectivity, ease of application deployment, high availability, and security for applications that connect to either DB2 for z/OS or DB2 for i. It is designed to manage your enterprise information, no matter where it is stored. For those enterprises that have made DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for i servers the cornerstone of their agile business, DB2 Connect delivers application enablement and a robust, highly scalable communications infrastructure for connecting web, Windows, UNIX, and Linux applications to data.

DB2 Connect 11.1 integrates IBM System z, DB2 for i, and other enterprise data with client/server, web, and service-oriented architecture (SOA) applications. Version 11.1 delivers significant feature enhancements to improve programmer productivity, deliver a more robust infrastructure, and enable the flexible deployment of DB2 Connect technology. DB2 Connect can also help you reduce administration costs with advances in performance, manageability, and installation.

DB2 Connect Advanced Editions enhance your ability to rely on the security and reliability of existing DB2 server investments, use the flexibility and ease of new programming languages and tools, and support efforts to increase the performance and security of database applications. Using the IBM pureQuery technology that is included in the advanced editions of DB2 Connect, you can boost the SQL execution performance of your data server while helping to protect your data from SQL injection attacks and other types of database application security risks. In addition, with DB2 Connect Unlimited Advanced Edition, IBM Configuration Manager for z/ OS can help you improve the manageability of your connectivity and DB2 z/OS environment.

DB2 Advanced Recovery Feature for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 11.1

DB2 Advanced Recovery Feature for Linux, UNIX, and Windows 11.1 is a new feature available with the DB2 11.1 database release. This feature is a bundle of advanced database backup, recovery, and data extraction tools that can help you improve data availability, mitigate risk, and accelerate crucial administrative tasks when time is of the essence. New releases of each of the individual tools are also available. New features include support for DB2 11.1, including using the tools with DB2 native encryption. The Advanced Recovery Feature bundle contains new releases of the following tools:

  • DB2 Merge Backup for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V3.1
  • DB2 Recovery Expert for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V5.1
  • IBM OptimTM High Performance Unload for DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V6.1

Trial versions of the DB2 Advanced Recovery Feature are available on developerWorks or as part of the DB2 Advanced Workgroup Server Edition, DB2 Advanced Server Edition, and the DB2 Developer Edition.

Download the complete Announcement here:

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